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Biome The deciduous forest, a temperate zone biome, has rainfall that varies from 30 to 60 inches a year. 1 Humidity may be high. Summers are warm, but winters are cold, and there is often snow. 2 There are four definite seasons. This biome is home to many kinds of deciduous flowering trees. Deciduous trees need a growing season of about 120 frost-free days. 3 Many small plants grow in the shade under the trees. 4 Ferns and wild flowers are abundant, and there are many deciduous shrubs, including some berry bushes. There is ample food for deer and smaller animals such as raccoons, squirrels, foxes, wood mice and chipmunks. Insects and birds abound. 5 However, when the cold of winter comes, many birds migrate southward and some small animals hibernate. Larger animals include cougars and bears. 6 Deciduous forests are found in areas of mid-latitude. The elevation falls in the range of 4,000 to 8,000 feet above sea level. 7
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2008 for the course MATH 115 taught by Professor Lecture during the Winter '06 term at Ohio State.

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APES - biome - Biome The deciduous forest, a temperate zone...

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